Subaru Brake Shoe Replacement Service Details in Redwood City, CA

All new Subaru models come with disc brakes on all four wheels. However, some older models were equipped with drum brakes--and since Subaru vehicles are known for their longevity, there are still plenty of older Subaru models that will eventually need new brake shoes. That's because the brake shoes serve the same purpose in drum brakes as brake pads serve on disc brakes. If your Subaru is equipped with drum brakes, chances are that they're on the back wheels. This means you won't have to replace the brake shoes as often as brake pads, but the time will eventually come when the brake shoes need replacement. We strongly recommend that they be replaced with OEM Subaru brake shoes.

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Why Is This Service Important?

The brake shoes in drum brakes are friction plates. When you step on the brakes, they press against the interior of the brake drums, creating friction that causes the wheels to slow down and stop. As you can imagine, they're designed to withstand immense heat and pressure. However, they will wear down over time. When this happens, you could be stopping the vehicle by grinding the metal backing of the brake shoes against the metal of the brake drum. At best, this means more expensive brake repair service. At worst, it could put your safety at greater risk.

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When Should I Have Drum Brake Shoes Replaced?

There's a wide range of factors involved in how long brake shoes can last. Some need to be replaced before hitting 25,000 miles, while others can last 70,000 miles or more. Because of this, it's a good idea to have them checked each time you have an oil change. If you notice squealing noises from the brakes when you stop, it takes longer for you to come to a stop, or if the car pulls to one side when you brake, be sure to have your brakes checked immediately.

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To schedule your next Subaru service appointment, give us a call at Carlsen Subaru. You'll find our phone number at the top of this page, or use our convenient contact form to send us a message.

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Choose Carlsen Subaru in Redwood City for Your Subaru Service, Maintenance, and Repair Needs

Subaru vehicles are truly special. They're different than any other vehicle on the road, so they deserve special treatment from people who know just what makes them tick. The technicians at Carlsen Subaru have been factory trained and certified, and they regularly undergo new training to keep up with the newest advances from Subaru. They'll use only genuine OEM and Subaru-approved parts, fluids, filters, and accessories, so you can be sure that your Subaru will retain its high quality. We pride ourselves on our competitive prices, and we even offer regularly updated service discounts and incentives to help you save even more. We look forward to serving you and your Subaru at Carlsen Subaru, serving San Mateo and beyond from our convenient location at 480 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94063.

Carlsen Subaru

480 Veterans Blvd
Directions Redwood City, CA 94063

  • Sales: 650-365-6390
  • Service : 650-365-6390
  • Parts: 650-365-6390


  • Monday 07:30am - 05:30pm
  • Tuesday 07:30am - 05:30pm
  • Wednesday 07:30am - 05:30pm
  • Thursday 07:30am - 05:30pm
  • Friday 07:30am - 05:30pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed